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Ever wonder what the Veil looks like in 3D?

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#1 ThreeD

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:22 AM

There are a lot of cool 3D images and volumetric 3D movies of various objects on the website but I found the Veil Nebula in volumetric 3D particularly interesting.

I need to dig up some cyan/red 3D glasses so I can check out the pictures such as M13 in 3D.

#2 jwheel

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:51 AM

At one angle it looks like like a question mark to me.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:19 AM

I'd prefer real life 3D, but it's cold in space, and it's a long, boreing flight to get there.... :lol:

These are computer generated, based on past photos and what science we know. They are cool, but they are representations, and not "real". Still nice though.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:35 AM

Past images will do nothing, for there is zero parallax to work with, especially at such relatively small scale. A single image, and its copy (or copies) suffices, with imagination being applied to synthesize the assumed parallax.

#5 ThreeD

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:04 PM

I thought they had a camera that flew through space and viewed it at different angles. :foreheadslap:

Just kidding. Of course they are generated and not "real" but I assume they used real data to get some idea of basic placement in 3 dimensional space.

Let's just say my future observations of the Veil will be a little different now that I have this data.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:14 PM

Not knocking it, yes, it's really cool and computer simulations (especially based on actual photos) have come a long way since the old CRAY 1 and CRAY II days. (Worked with the CRAYs in the 80s). I'm really getting itchy to get out, we have only had a couple of nights this winter worth anything...and I've got some eyepieces awaiting their first photons.....

#7 Man in a Tub

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:47 PM

FYI about these 3D images: Finnish astrophotographer J-P Metsävainio is a CN member. His user name is J.P.M. He posts frequently in the CCD Imaging & Processing Forum.

#8 Gary Riley

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:14 PM

Cool image! Does look like a big question mark! :)

#9 steveyo

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 11:21 AM

Totally cool! In his image section, the pics are exquisite.

#10 bryguy27007

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:41 AM

That is really neat! Thanks for posting.

#11 RobertED

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:31 AM

Really amazing images!! Thanks for sharing!!


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